Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Lyveden New Bield


The garden and lodge at Lyveden were created by Sir Thomas Tresham between 1595 and 1605. He was persecuted as a Catholic and his son was implicated in the Gunpowder Plot and because of this, the house was raised to the ground.




All that remains now is the lodge.




which looks like a ruin




but this is as far as they got to building it - it was never completed because of the persecution of the family




there is no roof, no internal floors




except for a small platform which you can access by this spiral staircase




and then you can admire the views.




Due to the absence of a roof, the floor was flooded on the day we visited as it had been raining hard all night.




There are three viewing mounts in the grounds




This is the second viewing mout with the third one right at the end.




They were dredging the lake and parts of the moat when we were there so these parts of the grounds were out of bounds.




you can get some good views from the mounts




of the surrounding countryside.




So many shades of green....




the orchard



this is all around, surrounding the grounds




The view as we leave.



2 comments:

  1. You make it look gorgeous. Pity there wasn't more to see really.

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